Gilmore Car Museum

Artprize entry donated to Gilmore Museum

Hickory Corners, MI – Artist Paula Blinco Collins, best known for her more than 200 bas-relief brick sculptures on display throughout the country, has donated her recent 2016 ArtPrize competition entry, “Mom’s Favorite Car,” to the Gilmore Car Museum. “It’s a 1940 Pontiac that will never rust”, explained Collins. That’s because her...

Gilmore Museum features Joplin and Cage cars

“The Golden Age of Sports Cars, 1949-1967” is the title of a new exhibition opening at the Gilmore Car Museum that will run until April 2017. This exhibit showcases nearly two dozen of the rarest and most sought-after sports cars in the world including: Janis Joplin’s 1964 Porsche 356, Nicolas Cage’s 1967...

Gilmore Museum set for big weekend

This weekend will be a busy one for the Gilmore Car Museum in  Hickory Corners,Mich., beginning Friday with a Movie Night Under the Stars featuring the car lover’s classic “American Graffiti.” Festivities will continue through Sunday with the 22nd annual Muscle Cars PLUS Car Show and Swap Meet. The museum is also featuring the...

Road Race Lincoln to highlight 2nd Annual Lincoln Homecoming

The only known surviving “Road Race Lincoln, “a 1954 Lincoln Capri, will be the highlight of the 2nd Annual Lincoln Homecoming. The car is on loan from the National Automobile Museum/Harrah Collection, where it is part of the museum’s permanent collection. The 2nd Annual Lincoln Homecoming will held August 10-14, 2016....

Road Race Lincoln comes to Lincoln Heritage Museum

HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. _ The only known surviving “Road Race Lincoln,” a 1954 Lincoln Capri that took first place in the 1954 Carrera Panamericana race, will be on display at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum from July 15 through Sept. 15. The car, which finished first in the Big Stock...

Gilmore Museum offers Model T driving lessons

Imagine your next car without a gas pedal, fuel gauge or windshield wipers. No, it’s not the latest version of the Google self-driving car nor the newest model Tesla electric car.  It’s technology that was introduced by Henry Ford more than 100 years ago on the Ford Model T. And old...

Gilmore Car Museum turns 50

The Gilmore Car Museum’s upcoming “The Donald Gilmore Classic” will feature Pre-War Vehicles, 1896-1942 just like the cars Donald Gilmore was known for collecting. This new show will be held May 21 and be part of a year-long celebration commemorating the Gilmore Car Museum’s 50th anniversary. Special awards will be given foroldest car, furthest driven,...

Gilmore Car Museum pre-WWII event

Hickory Corners, MI – The Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo, MI celebrates its golden anniversary with an all-new event in honor of its founder with “The Donald Gilmore Classic.”  This pre-WWII car show and swap meet will be held Saturday, May 21st, with a driving tour taking place on Friday, May 20th....

Eldon Hostetler, noted Hudson collector, dies at 93

Eldon Hostetler, a noted Hudson automobile collector, inventor and philanthropist died Jan, 8 in Middlebury, Ind., at the age of 93. “Eldon became an icon in American automobile history, a giant to the collector car hobby and a hero to his local community,” said Michael Spezia, long-time friend and executive director...

Gilmore Museum hot rod tribute winding down

This month is the last chance for enthusiasts to see the  “American Legends: Hot Rods & Customs” exhibit, filled with some of the best hot rods of the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, including the 1941 Ford purple tail dragger, which inspired one of Mattel’s “First Edition” Hot Wheels toys and the famous...